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Social Media Recruitment: Silver Bullet?

As the saying goes, you can take a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. It’s very easy to get drawn into trying something new and expecting results within days. But whatever anyone says, there is no silver…
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Inmails on form

As someone who has been using LinkedIn Inmails for a number of years, I’ve always found them a little hit and miss – despite all the discussion and often heated debate from LinkedIn. I just didn’t think they were reliable.…
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Dear Linkedin: you’re trying too hard

I can’t be the only one getting fed up with all the meaningless noise on LinkedIn – all the updates and features desperately trying to get me to interact. To me, it seems that LinkedIn is trying to hard. For…
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Are we all a bit like Felix?

When it comes to Social Media for HR, are we a bit like Felix Baumgartner? Standing on the edge of space, waiting to leap? He set the world record for skydiving an estimated 39 kilometres (24 mi), reaching an estimated…
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Getting help

Just a quick tip – throughout all the training I’ve done, it always strikes me that information from LinkedIn just doesn’t sink in for many HR teams. The fact is that there are so many features and tools that many…
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What’s your LinkedIn Talent Brand Index?

For a time, Employer Branding was an idea that only the big boys worried about – but it soon became standard practice for organisations of all shapes and sizes to pay close attention to the way their employer values and…
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When LinkedIn comes to town

The team from LinkedIn are in town and gearing up to dazzle the Edinburgh HR community with a new array of gadgets and gizmos. From what we’ve seen, some of these new features will be great. Others will be ok.…
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